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September 21, 2007

Bush kills Nelson Mandela (sort of), NFB film library in danger, farms of the future

Posted by ron at 09:51 PM ET

George W. Bush has made a lot of gaffes in his time as president but this one is mind-bogglingly bad. At a Thursday press conference W. blurted out this classic line...

"I heard somebody say, Where's Mandela?' Well, Mandela's dead because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas,"

So in one fell swoop he had a dead dictator killing a very alive hero and former world leader. Wow.

CP reports that the NFB archives are slowly falling apart and haven't been digitized.

Presenting, the urban farms of the future, a multi-storey building that includes rooftop gardens, incubators and more.

Finally, what do Brian Mulroney and O.J have in common. Nothing, that we know of... but Amazon seems to think otherwise.

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Those are the words Bush said, but they're not what he meant, and anyone who heard the entirely of his comment can tell you that.

He said, very awkwardly admittedly, that there is no Mandela-like figure who can lead people for peace in Iraq because Saddam killed all those who might have filled this role.

Sure, he was his usual stumbling self, but he didn't say or infer that Nelson Mandela is actually dead.

I know this because I work for CBC news and had to listen to the whole speech.

Posted by: Poppygoodwill at September 24, 2007 05:28 PM


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